You haven't verified your email address yet

Ancient Egyptian Bronze and Wood Figure of the god Thoth as an Ibis Bird - 13×7.5×21 cm

Lot reference 23143093
Ancient Egyptian Bronze and Wood Figure of the god Thoth as an Ibis Bird  - 13×7.5×21 cm

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in: Offer expires in:

Current bid $9,036
Next minimum bid $9,601
Location: United States
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $0.00
$
$

No bids placed.

$9,036 Bidder 4693
24-03-2019 20:10:27

New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty/Ramesside period (ca. 1250-1100BCE) - Egypt

Culture: Ancient Egyptian
Material: Bronze and Wood
Object: Figure of the god Thoth as an Ibis Bird
Dimensions: 13×7.5×21 cm
Century/ Timeframe: New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty/Ramesside period (ca. 1250-1100BCE)
Origin: Egypt
Condition: Good Condition, See Photo

Large bronze and wood statue of the god Thoth as an ibis perching on a wooden base. The body carved in wood covered in gesso. The head, neck and feet made of bronze.
without base: 21 cm L x 13 cm H x 7.5 cm W

Base alone: 23 cm L, 3.5 cm L x 10.5 cm W


Provenance: Believed to have been found in Tuna el Gabal located in Upper Egypt, Minya, this piece was originally sold in 1972 in Cairo, Egypt by antiquity merchant, Mohamed Mohamed Abdel-Rahim El-Shaher to American buyers. Ex. private collection, Minnesota, USA. ; Ex The Charles E. Snyder, Jr. Collection (1931-2015), Minnesota, USA; Ex Dr. H. Ruf Collection, Florida, USA.

Thoth was worshiped in Egypt from the early dynastic period and until Roman times. He was the patron of the scribes and was venerated as the god of the moon, wisdom, science, and medicine. He had also a significant role in the afterlife.
Thoth takes two iconographic forms; he was sometimes depicted as a squatting dog-headed baboon and sometimes as an ibis or ibis-headed human, often carrying the palette and the pen of the scribe. His hair-dresses include the crescent moon and disk, the Atef crown, and the crowns of Upper and lower Egypt.

Bibliography
“Thoth”. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, edited by Donald B. Redford. Vol. III. New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Armour, Robert A. Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt. Cairo: The American University in Cairo, New York, 2001.
Wilkinson, Richard, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2003.
Budge, E.A. The Gods of the Egyptians. Vol. I. New York: Dover, 1969.

LOT RESERVE: 8000 EUROS
FREE SHIPPING TO CONTINENTAL USA AND EUROPE

The Supplier warrants that he/she obtained this lot in a legal manner.
Provenance statement seen by Catawiki.


Important information.
The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot.
The seller will take care that any necessary permits will be arranged.
The seller will inform the buyer about this if this takes more than a few days.

Us Dr. H. Ruf  

Catawiki member since January 11, 2018, received 5 reviews in total (5 in last 12 months)

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Perfect !
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    deogracias March 14, 2019

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Very good service and prompt reliable shipment. Thank you for the beautiful artifact.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    PvBe February 16, 2019

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Very helpful dealer, fast shipment and, last but not least, a top item!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    lwgabriels February 11, 2019

Delivery

The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.

Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
More information

Customs information

Any other costs or charges such as customs or import duties, customs clearance and handling may also apply during the shipment of your lot and will be charged to you by the involved party at a later stage if applicable.

Shipping costs

United States Free
Rest of Europe Free
Anywhere else $84.71

If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.

All of our auctions are subject to notarial supervision 

Payment options

Visa Mastercard Sepa_credit_transfer

Share this lot with your friends

We’re sorry, we're unable to accept your bid

Due to an outstanding payment, you currently cannot place any bids on Catawiki.

Once your payment has been processed, you will immediately be able to place your bids again as normal. Please note: If you decide to pay via bank transfer, your payment may take up to 2 working days to be processed. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available on our payment page.

Pay now

X
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in